2014 - 12 - 15 Esthonian GLASPERLENSPIEL

Parnassos Concert Hall

Monday 15th December 2014, 20.30 (pm)

"Fiamma amorosa...in the time of Baroque"

Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Arete Teemets, soprano
Nikos Spanatis, countertenor
Κατερίνα Κτώνα, harpsichord

Conductor: William Kunhardt

 Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto 'alla rustica' RV 151
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Io t'abbraccio" Rodelindaś e Bertarido's duet
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Piangerò la sorté mia" Cleopatra´s aria
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello RV 547
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Furibondo spira il vento" Arsace´s aria


Ottorino Respighi: Antiche Danze ed Arie: Suite No.3, P.172
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Da Tempeste" Cleopatra´s aria
Antonio Vivaldi: "Vedrò con mio diletto" Giustino´s aria
Georg Friedrich Händel: "Mira Adesso" Arianna´s e Teseo´s duet


Presale Tickets

Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta from Esthonia, with multiple performances at international festivals all around Europe, will give a concert at Parnassos Literary Society Hall, on Monday 15th of December, at 20.30 (pm) under the conductorship of young British conductor William Kunhardt.

Wiliam Kunhardt
                                                       William Kundardt

The orchestra, distinguished for its vividness and virtuosity in the performance of pieces from baroque era until those of contemporary creators, will collaborate with two preeminent singers, soprano Arete Teements and countertenor Nikos Spanatis, on a program of arias of unique expressiveness and virtuosic demands, by Vivaldi, Händel and Respighi.

In this evening, which is dedicated to the flame of love, anger and unfulfilled love, the audience will have the opportunity to travel with the “unrefined” vitality and unpredictable contradictions of baroque music, with Antonio Vivaldi and the short instrumental piece Concerto alla rustica, the exciting violin and cello concert RV 547 and the fascinating aria Vedro con mio diletto of Anastasio from the opera Giustino. Subsequently, a short impressionistic taste from also Italian Ottorino Respighi who, influenced by the entrancement of Renaissance and baroque, composed mainly instrumental works, operas (La fiamma) and among others the standout piece Antich Danze ed Arie: Suite No. 3 with a brilliant, rich and colorful orchestration. Hereupon, well known arias and duets from the operas of Georg Friedrich Händel, inspired by Greek-Roman history and ancient Greek mythology. From Julius Caesar, we will hear Cleopatra’s aria Piangerò la sorté mia mourning for her wrongful life and the aria Da tempeste il legno infranto singing for her happiness, additionally the frustrated aria of Arsace Furibondo spira il vento  from the opera Partenope, the lovely adieu duet Io t' abbraccio e più che morte of Rodelinda and Bertarido from the opera Rodelinda, as well as the impressive and virtuosic duet, Mira adesso questo seno più sereno of Arianna and Teseo from the opera Arianna in Creta.

Arete Teemets

Esthonian soprano Arete Teemets, awarded at international song contests, such as the one of Spoleto, with studies at her country’s Music Academy, will collaborate with countertenor Nikos Spanatis, an artist with significant performances in Greece (Herodion Theater, Megaron Athens & Thessaloniki Concert Halls, Onassis Cultural Center) and abroad (Junge Hunde International Festival Entrescenen in Denmark, Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark at Venice, among others). The concert will be conducted by British conductor William Kunhardt, artistic director of Arensky Chamber Orchestra at London, and winner of the 2014 James Conlon award for orchestra conductorship, which is awarded by Aspen music festival.

The concert is given under the support of Esthonian Embassy in Athens.

Ticket prices: 12 euros and 7 euros for pupils, university students, unemployment card owners and people with disabilities

Parnassos Literary Society
8, St George Karytsis Square, Athens

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